Dental One Associates at Beltway
7650 Belair Road, Baltimore, MD 21236

Win the War Against Gingivitis and Periodontitis

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Gum disease, if not treated properly, can lead to tooth loss. The earliest stage of gum disease is called gingivitis; it involves only mild inflammation of your gum tissues and can often be reversed. If left untreated, the condition will eventually lead to periodontal disease or periodontitis. This occurs when the bacteria and plaque buildup cause gums to pull away from your teeth and form pockets that collect debris and become infected. As higher levels of toxins from bacteria and enzymes break down the bone and connective tissues that anchor your teeth in place, your teeth become loose and may eventually fall out. Researchers have discovered links between gum disease and cardiovascular disease, diabetes, pneumonia, and low birth weight. 



While dental plaque is the primary cause of most cases, the following factors may also contribute to periodontal disease:

  • Illnesses, including cancer, diabetes, HIV, and other immune problems
  • Certain medications such as Dilantin, Procardia, and Adalat
  • Hormonal changes during puberty, pregnancy, menstruation, and menopause
  • Smoking
  • Poor oral hygiene
  • A family history of dental disease

The symptoms of gingivitis and periodontitis can be subtle and may go unnoticed, but the following are clear warning signs:

  • Red, inflamed, or tender gums
  • Bleeding gums, particularly after brushing
  • Receding gums
  • The presence of pockets between teeth and gums
  • Loose teeth
  • Changes in bite
  • Changes in the way partial dentures fit
  • Persistent bad breath

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Baltimore, call Dental One Associates at Beltway today at (410) 775-5536 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Baltimore. With 12 affiliated practices throughout Maryland, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental One Associates at Beltway, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Dental One Associates at Beltway.

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  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Friday 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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